Anthony Davis Continues Growth Spurt, Now Stands at 6'11"

David McCracken@crackemcFeatured ColumnistSeptember 26, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans poses for a portrait during the 2016 NBA Media Day on September 23, 2016 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and ag
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In health class, young boys were taught they will stop growing once they reach their early 20s. For 23-year-old New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, he hasn't stopped one bit.

Much has been said about his monster growth spurt back when he was in high school, but it's rare to see a player like Davis, who's already been in the NBA for four seasons, continue to grow.

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Anthony Davis says he grew 1 inch, is now 6-11: https://t.co/ZS4xrUu9zJ

Via Justin Verrier of ESPN.com, Davis explained how he doesn't like the extra growth at this stage of his career to the Pelicans' in-house podcast, Black & Blue Report:

They measured us like a week and a half ago and they said I was 6-11, which I don't want to be. I think 6-10 is like the perfect height for me. It just doesn't sound right; 6-10 sounds perfect to me. 6-11, 7 feet. ... I don't like it.

Davis may not like being taller, but he's the center of attention in New Orleans for a reason. Maybe with the added height, Davis will dominate even more on the court, where he averaged 24.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game last season.


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